Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
(Ages 6-11 years)

Children entering School Age Swim Stage 6 should be able to swim 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Kettle Moraine YMCA Swim Lesson Levels

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In Stroke Mechanics, your child will:

  • Swim the front crawl for two lengths of the pool and do a flip turn
  • Swim breaststroke for two lengths of the pool and do an open turn
  • Swim butterfly for one length of the pool
  • Swim back crawl for one length of the pool and do a flip turn
  • Swim sidestroke or elementary backstroke for two lengths of the pool
  • Dive from a standing position (West Washington Branch only)
  • Tread water for one minute and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool
  • Swim any combination of strokes for six lengths of the pool